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26cc Not a question, but a fix. Trimmer won't start, I saw all the posts on carb issues. Cleaned the carb checked everything over, after 3 times taking carb off I was ready to buy another trimmer. Just for kicks I started looking at the muffler and noticed a little brown covering over the less than dime sized hole. I poked the cover with my knife and found a mud wasp or bumble bee had filled the hole with larva and pollen, then covered the hole up nice and neat. Cleaning it out fixed the problem and it started with 1 pull.

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Good that you fixed the problem
but to be fair , you would not have mentioned that it sat for a long time before you went to use it

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SOURCE: Homelite Trimmer Pull Start Cord

The part no. for the Spring and container is A98773A. You can Google the PN and find many sources. Expect to pay between $10.00 to $15.00. I like m-and-d.com If they have it in stock you will normally get it in 3 to 4 days.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Starter on trimmer wont retract

i'm sorry to tell you this, you have to take take the hole recoil apart.either the spring is broken or the dog that holes the spring is not engaged.to fix it you have to take it apart.restring the rope,make sure the dog is catching the spring,rotate the recoil rotor to tension the spring,retie the handle and reinstall the recoil as an assembly.hope this helps,let me know if you have any questions...........

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Mightylite 26cc Edger

You need to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb. cleaner. Use a Den Tek Brush,
(http://www.dentek.com/shop.php?target=products&product_id=7), to clean the small portals in the carb. Make sure to clean the small screen in the carb. as well. Reassemble and start.
If you need further assistance, just let me know.

Jim

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I the automatic string feeder to work and

i dont remember how to put the line on i got a new head. But when the line gets low hit the head of the atomatic feeder on the ground when runin.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Homelite 25cc muffler problem - won't run

The best way to do it is to remove the screen. Take a small screwdriver and some carburator cleaner and make sure that the exhaust is clear. Use a wire brush and clean the screen. I personally remove the little screen on every weed eater I have. Not politically correct, but effective, because those screens just keep getting clogged up and causing problems. Good luck and hope this helps you!

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